Today I want to install Catalina but it requires 17 GB of disk space, and I only have 8 GB. So I started to delete files but only found out that the disk space was unchanged or even shrinked more after deleting.
I just delete files either by moving the files to Trash and empty it, or
rm -rf. The files are both on local and iCloud.
I deleted at least 40 GB files but the available disk size is still about 8 GB. Why is it happening and how can I gain the disk space?
I restarted a few times but it didn't work...
(This question is not about the external drive.)
I found that there are awkward files under
~/Library/CloudStorage/iCloud Drive, and how many times I delete them these files show up again under this directory.
All of them seem to just a few bytes files according to the Finder information, but deleting them takes a few minutes per one file.